20 Best Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Quotes

In the 1950s, in the form of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, A little lamp was lit by Dr Syama Prasad Mukherjee, in the hope that one day it would become a force to reckon with in the chaotic Indian politics. And in 2014, the BJP (the successor of the Jana Sangh) became the central pole of the Indian politics. These quotes of  Shyama Prasad Mukherjee tell us about the man and his thoughts.

 

Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Quotes

 

1. I want to be great. I do not want money.

Best Shyama Prasad Mukherjee quote

 

2. Politics detached from realities is not only meaningless but dangerous.

Shyama Prasad Mukherjee quote on politics

 

3. Patriotism can never be purchased at the market place by an open bidding.

Shyama Prasad Mukherjee views on patriotism

 

4. Anyone who seeks to disturb India’s unity or to foment disruption is guilty of the highest act of treachery and must be resisted at any cost.

Shyama Prasad Mukherjee on unity of India

 

5. The greatest service of the Arya Samaj, is that it has roused amongst the people a profound sense of individual and national self-respect, a virility of mind and a love of the country’s culture and civilisation, destroying the poisonous sense of inferiority complex which turns man into a coward.

Quote on Arya Samaj of India

 

6. One of the chief reasons for the manifestation of dictatorship in Congress rule is the absence of well-organised opposition parties which alone can act as a healthy check on the majority party and can hold out before the country the prospect of an alternative government.

Shyama Prasad Mukherjee on Congress party

 

7. Opposition does not mean senseless or destructive approach to all problems that confront responsible Government. While, therefore, we may have to attack or criticise official measures or acts, our aim will be to approach all problems in a constructive spirit so that we may keep the public vigilant and make our humble contribution in developing a real democratic structure for the sound administration of our country.

Jana Sangh views on opposition

 

8. We believe in democracy and in the maintenance of civil liberties. We are against totalitarianism of any kind whatsoever.

Quote on democracy

 

9. The public cooperation would come only if the party in power would handle the plan on national and not on party lines.

Quote on public cooperation

 

10. Whatever Gandhiji was, cowardice was not within his ideology.

Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee views on Mahatma Gandhi

 

11. But while Indian languages must be fostered and developed in the widest possible manner, they must not take a hostile attitude towards English.

Quote on Indian languages

 

12. Politics is not the game of dullards and dunces. A politician must remain in touch with books and must make a deep study of the problems and issues before the country. This would raise the quality of his performance inside and outside the legislatures.

Quote on politicians of India

 

13. I have entered Jammu and Kashmir state, though as a prisoner.

Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee on Jammu and Kashmir

 

14. Internationalism can thrive only if there is a sound base of national solidarity. We should, therefore, strive hard to keep our home front safe and sound.

Quote on internationalism

 

15. It is not armies or navies or air forces or arms or ammunitions that ultimately constitute the strength of a nation. Real strength of a nation emanates from the people themselves.

Quote on unity of a nation

 

16. If India’s freedom is to be purposeful, a correct appreciation of the fundamental features of Indian culture is highly essential.

Quote on freedom of India

 

17. A nation that fails to take pride in its past achievements or take inspiration therefrom can never build up the present or plan for the future. A weak nation can never attain greatness.

Quote on history and past achievements

 

18. Achievement of unity amidst adversity, has always been India’s aim.

Quote about diversity of India

 

19. We may differ. But let us agree to differ in a gentlemanly way and not go on exchanging fireworks and hurling abuses at eah other because it does not carry us anywhere.

Quote on difference of opinion

 

20. The sole test for judging the success or failure of a country’s foreign policy was the good it might have done to the country.

Quote on foreign policy

 

I hope you like these quotes of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. Thanks for reading. Jai Hind.

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Namaste reader, My name is Yash, and books for me are like a medicine, which removes my ignorance and also helps me in behaving more like a human.Though I live in the world’s largest democracy, India, but when I look around, I realized that this democratic nation of mine has turned into a kind of feudal oligarchy or kleptocracy, where people from a particular community or I would say particular surname has hijacked this democracy, and the political parties in India has turned itself into a kind of family enterprises where the family members are the only shareholders. And I want to change this, and books are a weapon which is helping me, so that I can help others and my nation.Shukriya for reading this Thought of mine.

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